Sep 27, 2012 7:00am PDT
on the field tonight. >>> is this where jimmy hoffa is buried? a radar machine detects something underneath it. is a 37-year-old mystery about to be solved? >>> and pop sensation psy returns to south korea and the place where gangnam style all started. and our cameras are right there with him today, thursday, september 27th, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a thursday morning. i'm savannah gurthrie. >> see the smile on my face? >> i see it. >> a lot of football fans feeling that way. that's right, the news now that the nfl's regular referees will be back in action starting tonight. it's welcome news for a lot of players, coaches, and, of course, fans of the game. >> maybe some gamblers too. it comes after two days of intense negotiations that picked up steam following outrage over that controversial call that decided monday night's game. when you look at this agreement, it appears the league caved with officials getting pretty much everything they wanted. was this lockout worth it for the nfl? we'll get into that straight ahead. >>
Sep 29, 2012 7:00am PDT
and the latest in the search for the remains of teamster jimmy hoffa, appears to have come up empty. authorities found nory remains of hoffa after digging up the floor of a shed in detroit. tests on the soil will be back on monday. but for now, the 37-year-old mystery remains a mystery. >>> the amazing video we've been showing you of the elderly man jumping from his burning apartment in new york city. lucky for him it was the middle of the day and the streets were crowded at the time. it's the terrifying drop caught on tape. 71-year-old ronnie poe, hanging from his third floor ledge, with nowhere to go but down. >> i had had no choice but to lean out the window as long as i could. >> reporter: moments earlier, poe's kitchen had caught fire. his bronx apartment quickly filling with smoke. there was no escape. so, poe reached back to his military training from decades ago. >> the smoke was coming in so bad. jump, jump. i'll do a paratrooper. >> reporter: he was once a paratrooper who made more than 50 jumps in his military career. but this time, no parachute. below, his neighbors came to his aid.
Sep 28, 2012 3:00am PDT
hoffa. father of the current teamster president jim hoffa. and there have been four different attempts to find his body. there was first a rumor he had been kidnapped taken up in an airplane and pushed out over the great lakes. of course, some people still believe he's buried in the end zone of the giants stadium in new jersey. back in 2004, they tore up a detroit home because somebody had tipped them off that the floorboards -- he might have been buried under the floorboards of the home. in 2006, remember they tore down a horse barn in michigan on a tip that he was buried there. now, the latest tip is that he's buried in the driveway of a home in roseville michigan. and allegedly the owner of the -- the previous owner of the home had some ties to the mafia so today in roseville michigan, they're actually going to dig up this driveway thinking that maybe the body of james hoffa is located underneath the driveway. why don't they just give it up? right? and who's paying for all of this? tore down a horse barn and anot
Sep 27, 2012 3:00am PDT
of union boss jimmy hoffa? a credible tip leading michigan police to a house in roseville where his body may be buried under the driveway. police will be out there tomorrow to dig and take soil samples. hoffa, who led teamsters, went miss not guilty july, 1975. >> brian: we can't bring him back. why are we trying to find his dead body? >>> we've showed you teens at a kansas high school launching a lunchroom revolt against the obama administration's new calorie limits. ♪ tonight we are hungry ♪ . >> gretchen: the usda says it has a solution. putting the blame on parents for not giving them snacks. many people outraged over new cafeteria regulations that only allow high schoolers 850 calories. those are your headlines. >> brian: always goes back to the parents. >> steve: of course, blame the parents. teachers, no problem. moving on, iran's nuclear program will be front and center when benjamin netanyahu takes the floor at the united nations general assembly. david lee miller is out in the rain on the east side of manhattan and joins us live. good morning to you. >> good morning to you.
Sep 27, 2012 7:00am PDT
for teamsters' boss jimmy hoffa. police in detroit have received a new trip that hoffa is buried under the driveway you see there. they're now taking soil samples. thousands of tips have come in since hoffa vnished back in 1975. >>> finally, the prime minister of great britain, perhaps a little embarrassed this morning. he was on david letterman last night. got a pop quiz on british history. he did rather well. but he missed two. he knew which year the magna carta was signed. hear, hear. but he didn't know what magna carta meant. it means great charter. he also couldn't name the composer of "rule britannia." that composer is? thomas arnes. see i -- it's fine. >> you just knew that. it was just in your head. >> i didn't. i'm going to guess there aren't a ton of brits that know it, either. on par, he can be excused. he did rather well. >> a pop quiz. that's tough. >> those are the only two he missed. >> little high-risk for a british prime minister on "letterman." josh, thanks. >>> the race for the white house. "your voice, your vote" with 40 days to go. and president obama has opened up
Sep 27, 2012 10:00pm PDT
detroit. is jimmy hoffa's body buried underneath. >>> and we'll see if david goggins broke the guinness world record for pullups in our stu o studio. >> that's tomorrow morning on "today." next week here on "rock center," correspondent richard engle has the special story of lewis loftus. richard first met him on an awful battlefield in afghanistan. the two men have stayed in touch and now almost two years later, we get to see the struggles that this young veteran is going through. >> i used to be one of those guys that made fun of people with post trauma stress in, my mind, not to their face. i'd think what a sissy, you know, what a sissy. now i realize that it's a real thing. >> that will be among our stories next week on "rock center." for everyone who worked so hard to bring you tonight's broadcast, thanks for being with us. good night from new york. >>> a mom on the run, wanted for using her child to do her dirty work. the alleged crime spree and where she could be now. >>> roseanne's presidential campaign hits the bay area. the news is next. our science teacher helped us build it.
Sep 20, 2012 3:00am PDT
of teamsters, the good men and women of the teamsters union under president jim hoffa. building a better america. you can find out more about their good work at www.teamster.org. well, this is it. this is the last time we're going to see members of congress here in the nation's capital until after the election. these couple of days. and we don't know what the republicans have in mind. probably not very much. but here -- leading the charge for the democrats our good friend congressman chris van hollen representing maryland's eighth congressional district. and also the ranking democrat on the house budget committee. good friend of the program. very generous with his team and in studio again this morning. good to see you congressman. >> good to see you bill. >> bill: now with your political hat on, when you see a candidate who's running for president and starts out by saying well, 50% of the american people i don't care about because i know they're going to vote for the other guy anyway. i'm not even going to try to get their